Our city has an annual "Cleanup Campaign" as an opportunity for residents to get rid of bulky items not usually collected in the city's garbage, recycling, or green waste programs. Of course, we usually take the opportunity to see what other people consider "trash". Just in our neighborhood, here are the things my husband found:
- a couple like-new tshirts
- some wood to build more raised garden beds
- a treadmill (reported working by the owner, though we still need to test it)
- a nice Char-Broil grill! This even came with a stainless steel grill cleaning tool and a silicone mit. All it needs is a little cleaning and a new propane tank (already purchased for $20). As you can see, we've already put it into use!
I'm pretty excited because I've been watching Craigslist and Freecycle for a grill, but hadn't seen one in our free or close-to-free price range that didn't need significant repair. Now I can add grilled items more regularly to our menu planning as we won't need the long preparation associated with the old (and small) charcoal grill.
Thanks, hubby! <3